Vanhanen's Cabinet 2003 - 2007
The Government implements the Entrepreneurship Policy Programme as part of its economic and industrial policy. The main objectives are to safeguard a stable and predictable operational environment for enterprises and to ensure that the resources available for promotion of entrepreneurship in various administrative branches will be utilised to the full. The programme underlines the importance of enterprises and entrepreneurs in the construction of economic growth and employment.
The main focus of the Entrepreneurship Policy Programme is on concrete projects that support entrepreneurship. The programme consists of five sub-sectors:
- entrepreneurial training and consultancy
- establishment, growth and internationalisation of enterprises
- entrepreneurial taxes and payments
- regional entrepreneurship
- provisions governing entrepreneurship and the functioning of markets
The policy programme will be carried out in collaboration with the private sector. The state and entrepreneurship organisations will hold annual talks to follow the development of entrepreneurial prospects and gauge the need for legislative, or any other, reforms.
Labour market organisations can participate in the follow-up. The Ministry of Trade and Industry will also set up a consultative committee for entrepreneurship. The committee will consist of the representatives of various interest groups and its mandate is to promote commitment to the objectives of the programme.
Management of the programme
Minister responsible for coordination of the programme
Minister of Trade and Industry Mauri Pekkarinen
Minister of Trade and Industry Mauri Pekkarinen, chairman
Minister of Defence Seppo Kääriäinen
Minister of Education Antti Kalliomäki
Minister of Labour Tarja Filatov
Minister of the Environment Jan-Erik Enestam
Mr Raimo Luoma, Programme Director
Ministry of Trade and Industry